|Original vegetable patch in 2004
January, February and much of March 2008 saw work on the creation of Thyme Square and the reclamation and extension of the vegetable patch. The old dying, diseased and overgrown hedge was removed and the brash burned for 3 days. Chris, at the helm of a mini digger dug, levelled and moved earth then lugged in sleepers which we drilled through and stabilised with re-bar as the surrounding retaining wall. It was all three hands very much on deck! I'd never used an S.D.S. drill before and it was very heavy going - as was hammering in the long lengths of re-bar! More traditional native mixed hedging was replanted along with some well spaced young trees in the form of: wild cherry, walnut, holly and a North American Coastal Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens.)
|Veg Patch June 2008
Gary from J W Lanes really deserves a special mention. He has made countless deliveries to PTC and is a bit of a hero in Witton Hill. Most of us can only manage to carry one sleeper between two - Gary just puts a sleeper under each arm and asks, " Where would you like them?" Legend!!!
|Thyme Square April 2014 awaiting new gravel between the bricks following a big clean up
For more photos of this monster project see link: MONSTER PROJECT !!